Happy New Year! and Crock Pot Potato Chowder

Crock Pot Potato Chowder | realmomkitchen.com

Happy New Year everyone! There’s always something refreshing about starting something new. I am excited to start off this new year. This recipe is a great one to start the year with. It comes from a new blog I found called $5 Dinners. She set out his last year to spend only $300a month in... Read More

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate | realmomkitchen.com

Recently, we had a night at home. We weren’t going anywhere and were all nice and warm in our warm house so I decided to to give this recipe a try. I found it on My Kitchen Cafe. She adapted the recipe from epicurious.com. This recipe was a winner. I am definitely going to make... Read More

Grandma's Party Punch

For as long as I can remember, my grandmother served this punch at her Christmas party that she had each year. Unfortunately, my grandmother passed away this year. So for our Christmas Eve dinner, I wanted to bring in some things that grandma served at her party to remember her. Everyone loves this punch and... Read More

Toffee Brownie Trifle

This is another recipe that I made for Christmas Eve. I usually make this every year. It definitely is a family favorite. It came from either a Taste of Home or Simple and Delicious magazine. This recipe could also just be used as a framework. You could mix things up and use 2 packages of... Read More

Laura's Smokies

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas. I’ve had a couple of crazy days. We’ve been hit with snow the past two days. It’s the most snow we have seen in the 12 years that we have lived in our home. The next few days I’ll share some recipes I made for Christmas Eve. With... Read More

Burke's Crunchy Cookies

If you still need a cookie recipe to leave something special for Santa tonight here’s another great one. This is a recipe that was recently shared on Studio 5 (a local television show) by Chalene McGrath. This is a recipe that she got from her grandmother. If you’ve ever had a ranger cookie (which is... Read More

Hot Vanilla

Hot Vanilla | realmomkitchen.com

The other night I decided to give this recipe from Family Fun Magazine a try. It’s a twist on hot chocolate, making a hot vanilla drink instead. Now I didn’t add the cinnamon. Plus, for the whipped cream, I had the spray stuff in the can in my fridge, so I sprayed that on top... Read More

Potato Pepper Jack Soup

Potato Pepper Jack Soup | realmomkitchen.com

I finally got around to making a recipe for Potato Pepper Jack Soup that was posted by Erin on The Sisters’ Cafe. I was looking forward to having a creamy potato soup with a little kick. I only used a green pepper when I made this the first time. Green peppers were 59 cents and... Read More

Oats and Everything Bars

Santa would be more than happy to find these bars waiting for him with a glass of milk and Christmas Eve. I can’t remember where I got this recipe from, but these are easy and so delicious. The caramel in these are nice and soft. Oats, chocolate, and caramel – who could ask for anything... Read More

Ravioli Casserole

Ravioli Casserole | realmomkitchen.com

This is a quick and easy way to basically make a lasagna. You use ravioli. Now this ingenious idea wasn’t mine. This is another recipe that I got from a Quick Cooking magazine (now called Simple and Delicious). I’ve probably had this recipe since 1999 or 2000. The thing that’s also so great about this... Read More